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Wilson Point Wetland

Wilson Point Wetland
Wilson Point butterfly

Charles Grant and his sisters, Sandra and Kerry, donated this property in 1996 at the same time as Grant Wetland. This 9 hectare wetland, just north of the Orillia City boundary, is a good example of a wooded swamp with a mix of coniferous and deciduous species.

Unique features of this property

  • low lying wooded swamp on deep organic soils with spring flooding
  • treed by a mix of coniferous and deciduous species, including white cedar, balsam fir, tamarack, white pine and ehite birch
  • home to a variety of songbirds including white-throated sparrow, red-eyed vireo and ruffed grouse
  • several species of wildflowers and ferns typical of cool swamps

Best time to visit: summer, but beware of Poison Ivy!

Location

From Orillia, follow Laclie Street to Sundial Drive and turn right. Turn left onto Huronia Road and continue until Cunningham Crescent and Wilson Point Road. Look for Conservancy signs on the right.

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